LINKS REQUESTS: Which Are Your Favorite Y2K Preparation Checklists? (For The New GI) : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


A group of the Silicon Valley DGIs are starting to wake up!

Im on a listserv of a typical Silicon Valley group that holds luncheon meetings every couple weeks with speakers from all over the spectrum... SETI, NASA... you name it, they present it.

One of the DWGIs sent this around...

The results are in and now it's definite:


Early in April, because of the hullabaloo about Y2K, I asked members of ____ to make their predictions about what dire things will happen on 01/01/00, or later, that can be attributed to The Y2K problem. These might give some rationale for the stockpiling of guns, food, medicines and the calling out of the National Guard and god knows what other actions. I assumed I would get some input from ____ members because there has been a large amount of doomsday talk mostly in the form of how many people, or institutions, are worried to distraction.

There were __ responses. Only __ of them dealt at all with predictions and these were not earthshaking: ____ suggested that some drugs from Europe might be delayed and that some critical parts from Japan might also be delayed. ( ____ INTEL spokesman, voiced the same prediction in respect to computer parts.) ____ sent in two messages but I was disappointed that there were no predictions from him.

Based on the responses, I repeat:



So, this *person* with a little help, has now sparked a bunch of people sharing the latest Y2K news, and even brought someone out of the woodwork from Stanford University.

At, any rate, some are now requesting preparation & supply links.



QUESTION: What are your very best and/or favorite Y2K preparations and supplies checklist links? (For the newly get it).

-- Diane J. Squire (, May 27, 1999


Found this here yesterday and e-mailed to dwgi relatives response: so far so good!

-- Johnny (JLJTM@BELLSOUTH.NET), May 27, 1999.

Diane, here are a few that provide excellent info:

Ted Derryberry's List<'A>

Noah's Ark

Kurt Saxon's Site

Sharefin Site



-- Ray (, May 27, 1999.

Diane, the link for Kurt Saxon's site does not appear to have any worthwhile info. The Sharefin site has much info but requires a bit of time to load.


-- Ray (, May 27, 1999.


Have you noticed how the DGIs seem to get it after the fact, but never seem to be able to put it all together? You know, "OK, maybe {insert latest generally acknowledged problem} may happen, but blah blah OK blah blah fix in time." I too live in the Silicon valley and am amazed and appalled generally and particularly by the lack of coverage or only snide coverage by the SF Chronicle and Examiner. I can only attribute it to what's at stake. In the case of the newspapers, that would be ad revenue, and in the case of the many IT industries here, that would be their very existence. Is anyone else surprised about how little heat Microsoft and Intel, for instance, is taking on their PATHETIC handling of this whole mess?

-- Goombah (, May 27, 1999.

Oh, and by the way Diane, let me add my kudos re: your tireless efforts as regards research. It has been a refreshing breeze.

-- Goombah (, May 27, 1999.

Here are a few links with a lot of information each:

The How-To Survival Library

this is a large catalog, also available on cd.

The Frugal Squirell

and here are 40,000 recipes. . .eat hearty!

-- Rip Van Winkle (, May 27, 1999.

Diane, please post a hot link to that great thread of yours re: what all to stuff in your car to go mobile ;^)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, May 27, 1999.


Think about organizing a Silicon Valley meeting of the Yourdonites.....

Maybe we can get some of our DGI friends to attend?

Just an idea....

Keep the faith.

-- helium (, May 27, 1999.

Rocky Mountain Survival Group

A "clearing house" of information.

-- Gayla Dunbar (, May 27, 1999.

My favorite list I is from Backwoods Home Magazine and how-to articles from Countryside Magazine

-- gilda (, May 27, 1999.


In spite of all of the good lists out there (and some good ones were listed above), your situation is quite different than that of others. Therefore, you can only use lists as a guideline in developing your own, personalized list.


Here... I don't need heating...but fuel will be in short supply with even a minor distruption. Most food is imported by sea. I stockpile coconuts to feed the chickens. Sugar, water, and coffee will probably not be a problem, since we grow them here.

Your situation in an area where almost all water is imported for long distances, in a large urban area, requires a different set of preparations... Your personal situation (single or married, in good or ill health, lack of mobility due to job/career, lifestyle, etc.) must all be taken into account. It's a lot more work, but will yield a more successful and comfortable survival.

-- Mad Monk (, May 27, 1999.

Hi Gayla, good to see you--you're right, the RM survival group has great practical information. I really like the info about thermos cooking, sort of a low-tech slow-cooker. (Basically, put rice or whatever and boiling water in thermos, let sit several hours or overnight, details at site.)

-- Old Git (, May 27, 1999. useful info also at: scroll down to food storage/groceries

-- Greg Lawrence (, May 27, 1999.

Old Git, that's a little bit like what I do with pasta. Boil water, add pasta, cover the pot and let it sit for exactly 20 minutes. The pasta is always done perfectly. This works for any type of pasta, too, from orzo to rigatoni.


-- jhollander (, May 27, 1999.

Fastest delivery I ever saw from a net site for #10 cans of fresh dairy products - Custom Dried Foods Also - think Ebay, great antique tools & Y2K foods. I got a wonderful old 1911 Reeves pump vacuum (good for small pickups & a great conversation, ice breaker!). I appreciate this site, it has helped, keep up the great dialogue!

-- Sammie Davis (, May 28, 1999.

This will help you determine quantities of basics to store. Calculate your food storage requirements

-- Sharon L (, May 28, 1999.

i agree with old git that the rocky mountain survival group stuff is excellent. but i did not find the info on thermos recipes. old git, i don't suppose you could send me the link? if so, thanks.

-- jocelyne slough (, May 28, 1999.

Thanks for all the great tips!

Ill expore them all this weekend.

Leska, finally figured out where the heck that thread was...


See also...

Y2K, Nakedness and Survival Under Extremes - A list of needful things 000em8

Keep em coming!


-- Diane J. Squire (, May 28, 1999.

Here are some of my picks.

 Backwoods Home Magazine -- ideas for self reliant living

 Y2K Survival Documents

 Primitive Skills Group 

The Old Timer's Page 

Experiments in Sustainable Urban Living

 Index of /pub/academic/agriculture/rural-skills

 Lehman's online catalog 

The Household Cyclopedia - Contents

 Lindsay Publications Great DIY books

 Individual Preparation for Y2K 

Stockpiling in Preparation for Y2K:

 *** Preparedness Nuggets Pages***

-- Brian (, May 28, 1999.

Diane, Personal preparedness resources for those new to Y2K:

American Red Cross - Disaster supplies kit

FEMA - Emergency Food and Water Supplies

Roleigh Martin's Y2K info and prep tips mailer for neighbors .htm

Individual Preparation for Y2K

With commonsense planning, you can survive hard times

How-To Survival Library

Community Preparation - The Cassandra Project

-- Kevin (, May 28, 1999.

detailed prep list:

-- alan (, May 28, 1999.


Trying not to duplicate from all the good ones above ... but forgive me please if I have ...

Jackie Clay's Commonsense Planning
Holly Deyo's Millennium Ark
Paloma O'Riley's The Cassandra Project
Rogue Valley's Preparedness Resources
Ken Seger's Small List of Survival Articles
Gary North's Special Report
Ed Yourdon's Home Preparedness Site
Napa Valley's Home Preparation
Captain Dave's Survival Center (click on Survival Guide)
Ted Derryberry's Personal Y2K Supplies
Red Barn Natural Grocery's The Milliner's Millennium
Scott Olmsted's My Advice
Cory Hamasaki's Weather Report #90 (What Can You Do)
Cody Varian's Y2K Survive
Rhema's Y2K, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Resources

A list of lists (and it's a good one): Sedona's Wild2K.

There is a list of Communities for Survival for people wanting to interact in one way or another with an existing community (learn from, join ...).

And then there are lists of links to good resources. A very nice one: Maple Springs Country Farm Links. And I've got more links listed at my website: (see the Preparation page).

-- Ron Rodgers (, May 28, 1999.

This is all great!

It'll be fun exploring. Hoped we could all find it useful for pointing the newly curious in the direction of recommended resources.



More good stuff... ?

-- Diane J. Squire (, May 28, 1999.

To the top.

-- Kevin (, May 29, 1999.

More interesting links...

Information on Y2K, wild foods, foraging and wilderness survival, disaster and emergency orientation, nuclear radiation and fallout protection, health and nature's healing herbs.


-- Diane J. Squire (, June 01, 1999.

Lots of good reading for the weekend on this thread. Here is a couple more good links: LDS Emergancy Preparedness Manual National Food Safty Data Base (preserving food page) Home Canning On-line Directory Listing Food Co-ops in US and Canada

-- Lilly (, June 04, 1999.

Not a link, but one of the best preparation guides ... Michael Hyatt's The Y2K Personal Survival Guide (information at and his website).

-- Ron Rodgers (, June 06, 1999.

Another thread on this topic is...

A "quick hit", one month shopping list for recent GIs

-- Linkmeister (, June 13, 1999.

Here is one of the best Emergency Medicine sites I have found.

Emergency Medicine


-- Ray (, June 13, 1999.

Also see the thread:

"Most overlooked preparation items? What's your experience?"

-- Linkmeister (, June 13, 1999.

I've found Michael Hyatt's site to be great! He kindly posted, a couple of chapters at a time, his book on preparedness so people could print it out free, rather than buy it...quite a guy! Visit him at

Also good: for books on preparedness

Good luck, newbies...and do get a move on!!!

-- Elaine Seavey (, June 25, 1999.

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